BABYLON IS FALLEN – CHAPTER FOUR
The Cyrus Deception – Political Zionism is Born
The How and Why Further Judgment, the
Seven Times of the Gentiles, Spring 537 BCE Occurred
Spring, 1st Hebrew month, Nisan 14&15-21, Passover Week,
(April 9&10-15/16, 539 BCE)
In the spring of 539 BCE Daniel 9:1-19 takes place. This is just prior to the takeover by the Medo-Persian Empire conquering Babylon just a short time later, as we will see in our next narrative explanation following this one. The statement in verse one of Daniel 9, “In the first year of Darius…,” is made regarding the year as a whole. Biblically the year of the king is from spring to spring and follows the precedent in Ex 12:1, Nisan being the first month which is located in the early spring of each year. This year was started under Belshazzar of Babylon, Dan 5, but was soon taken over, Dan 5:30-31, and therefore under Darius, regent of lesser authority under Cyrus, King of Persia.
What Daniel Did and Did Not Understand
Prior to This Answer in Daniel 10
It is at this
time, 539 BCE, Daniel understood according to Jer 25:1-12 and Jer
29:10-14 that the 70
years of the prophesied captivity were coming to an end in about two years in
the spring of 537 BCE. He understood that the Law of Moses punishment had been
invoked upon Israel in this 70 years prophecy according to Lev 26:17, as a probationary period to see if
they would hearken unto the Lord as stated in Lev 26:18 and seek the Lord with all their
heart as stated in Jer 29:13. He further understood according
to Dan 9:13 that they had not made their
prayer unto the Lord that they might turn from their iniquities and understand
God’s truth. He understood from Leviticus 26:18 that a punishment of Seven
Times more, undetermined at that point as to how that was measured or
transpired, would be invoked if they did not hearken unto the Lord. He
understood from the king’s dream in Daniel 2 and his own visions in Dan 7 and 8, that other kingdoms must come
and go, a Medo-Persian Kingdom and a Greek Kingdom
and unnamed kingdoms to follow these over a LONG period.
All of this was to transpire before deliverance in God’s Everlasting Kingdom would prevail in a time represented by an image depicting these kingdoms and ending with feet and ten toes made of Iron and Clay as stated in Dan 2:42-44 and later in Dan 7:24-27 represented by a Beast with 10 horns on its head, three of which are plucked up by a “Little Horn” subduing three kings. He understood also that a time-period of “time and times and the dividing of time” would signal when this deliverance was at hand as stated in Dan 7:24-27. Daniel DID NOT UNDERSTAND anything other than that. This was Daniel’s mindset, disposition, and demeanor as he sought an answer from the Lord and interceded for Israel to acquire mercy from the Lord in the spring of 539 BCE.
When he prayed in the spring of 539 BCE, Gabriel answered him in Dan 9:20-23 and gave Daniel a prophecy of 70 Weeks in Dan 9:24-27. Daniel did NOT have insight here in the spring, Passover Week, 539 BCE, as he makes his prayer and supplication, as recorded in Dan 9:1-19. Again, failure to keep these previous presentations, dreams interpreted, visions given from Daniel 2-8 in mind and review, which were already given to Daniel when trying to understand Daniel 9, is one of the key shortcomings of those who have ventured to apply their so called “expertise” to the 70 Weeks prophecy. Above all of that, as we have accented in numerous places in this publication, they had no authority from God to venture into Daniel and interpret it accordingly. This was reserved for only one, and at a designated time:
But I will
shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that
holds with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, EVEN TO THE TIME OF THE END: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, how long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swear by him that lives forever that IT SHALL BE FOR A TIME, TIMES, AND A HALF; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
Keeping Clear Focus Established:
We remind the reader of the two main erroneous doctrines in wrongly interpreting Dan 9:24-27:
1) The Preterists taught the whole 70th Week was fulfilled partially by Messiah PERSONALLY up to Pentecost and then abort the remainder away from Messiah personally in a nebulous fulfillment “somehow” by Stephen in Acts 7 or a historic fulfillment within the writings of Josephus in the 66-72 CE siege and war against Jerusalem and Masada. Bottom line they taught it was entirely fulfilled.
2) Dispensationalists give no quarter to Messiah fulfilling any part of the 70th Week of Dan 9:24-27, reserving same for a future rapture of people off of the earth, to start seven years of tribulation, an antichrist appearing, and a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem.
The truth resides in only the First Half of the 70th Week fulfilled unto Pentecost inclusive of all spring holy days of Lev 23:1-21, as well as the High Priest duties atoning for sin of Lev 16:1-19. The Last Half is reserved for the end time, Messiah returning to deal with Israel fulfilling Lev 23:23-44 inclusive and all fall holy days, as well as the High Priest duties removing sin entirely of Lev 16:20-22. In between these ministries of Messiah to Israel, we find, Lev 23:22, that part of the spring harvest unto the “stranger” fulfilled in the ministry of the Apostle Paul to “the strangers to the covenants of Promise” – the Gentiles according to Isa 8-9:2, Rom 9-11 and Eph 2.Lev 26:18-39Lev 26:40-42, Acts 3:19-21
Errors of Christendom Came Only Later Behind Jewish Concepts
Contrived in Conflict with the Prophet Daniel from the Beginning
Therefore, we will now consider the first presumptive interpretation given to Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy, between 539 – 537 BCE, which was held basically in Judaism until, like those of Christendom, dispelled by hindsight 20 / 20 fulfillment upon us today. We will now reveal from Michael’s insight into the Book of Daniel how Daniel’s answer was commandeered by the hasty and impatient Zionists who wanted to return at any cost. They proceeded without considering the conditions to which the nation was to respond, in hearkening to the Lord, in repentance, and turning from their iniquities to understand God’s truth as stated in Dan 9:13.
Summer, Hebrew month of Tammuz (July 539 BCE)
Medo-Persian Empire replaces Babylonian Empire
Daniel 5:30-31 Darius the Mede is the immediate
Regent in Babylon under Cyrus of Persia
In summer of 539 BCE, the Medo-Persian Empire conquered Babylon and replaced the Babylonian Kingdom, according to Dan 5:30-31 under Darius the Mede. He was a coregent under the chief ruler, Cyrus of Persia. Cyrus was not present when Babylon was taken by his general Gobryas, also called Gubaru, and his soldiers, without any fighting in the city of Babylon proper, according to archeological history.
Summer-Early Fall, 4th-6th
Hebrew months Tammuz, Av, Elul,
(July-Sept, 539 BCE)
Lion’s Den - Conspiracy fails,
Daniel prospers under Darius and Cyrus, Daniel 6
From the summer into the early fall of 539 BCE, a conspiracy against Daniel arose and was unsuccessful, recorded in Daniel 6 and known popularly today as Daniel in the Lion’s Den. This left Daniel in high position and esteem, prospering in the reign of Darius and Cyrus.
Fall, 7th Hebrew month, Tishrei,
(October, 539 BCE)
Cyrus enters Babylon
No Biblical record, this is Archeological History
In the fall of 539 BCE Cyrus arrives to Babylon personally, his general and army having accomplished the takeover earlier in the summer of 539 BCE.
Late Fall, 9th Hebrew month, Kislev 5 – 11,
(November 22/23-29/30, 539 BCE)
First Week of 70 literal Weeks,
First Week of Cyrus’ Decree Ezra1:1-4
THE CYRUS DECEPTION
FOR AN EARLY RELEASE
‘Political Zionism in its infancy'
the real interpretation, and later fulfillment of Daniel's 70 Weeks prophecy
being weeks of years or 70 times 7
equaling 490 years, some of those in captivity decided to approach this new
king with the idea that he was the long-sought deliverer, prophesied some 150
plus years previous by the Prophet Isaiah, to open the doors of their release.
Therefore, they relayed to Cyrus, King of the Persian Empire, their version: 70
times seven, 24-hour days or 70 literal weeks. Contrary to the
soon-ending, then current, 70-year judgment imposed and the conditions to be
met nationally by Israel, as stated earlier by Jeremiah, they proceeded to
convince Cyrus of his alleged messianic destiny for this purpose. This put
Daniel on a path of direct opposition to their endeavors. By this action, they attempted to
change the times and laws delineated earlier by their Prophet Moses, in
Leviticus 26, which required their national hearkening to the Lord, their
repentance, before any real release and blessing in the land could come, as
stated in Lev 26:40-42.
This spiritual decayed position in Israel nationally shows why the prince of Persia (Cyrus) was ‘withstanding’ the true understanding of this prophecy, as stated in Daniel 10:13, causing many to be caught up in this lie, created by a handful of conspirators in this early move of political Zionism. Certainly, Daniel was opposed to such a tactic because he did not see the required, national repentance as outlined in Leviticus 26. Therefore, Cyrus made his decree accordingly, relative to their misinterpretation to him of Isa 44:28 and 45:1, beginning the 70 Weeks literal countdown in late fall 539 BCE.
Following this thought on through Daniel 12, Daniel’s position on the matter, and his concerns for this blatant error, Daniel was given the assurance, in Dan 12:13, that he was holding to the truth as shown, and would be justified or “stand in thy (his) lot,” in his position of truth, at the time when Prince Michael stands up at the end of days.
“If they shall confess their iniquity,
And the INIQUITY OF THEIR FATHERS…”
Although many have, erroneously, held to this lie created due to the misinterpretation of the record of Isaiah, and followed up, much later, with historical allegiance as recorded in II Chr 36: 22-23 and Ezra 1: 1-4, it remains quite obvious that the references and proposals offered in Isaiah 44 and 45 match only those of the TRUE MESSIAH, spoken of and clearly defined elsewhere throughout the Bible. The same can be said of statements made about Eliakim the son of Hilkiah in Isa 22, Zerubbabel in Hag 2 and Zech 4, and Joshua the son of Josedech in Zech 3. Until Israel, as a nation, is in repentance and admittance to THIS sin of their fathers: Running, in impatience, with an interpretation that suits their designs before they get a confident and clear confirmation by alignment with all the Law and the Prophets have mandated, they are never delivered with Blessing. In fact, without such, they remained a curse, not a blessing to the world, and without understanding of the Script, until their final deliverance.
Another Product of the Original Root
This type of interpretive intrusion upon the written Word of the Law and the Prophets is but another manifestation of the Golden Calf mindset to channel God through the works of their hands and imagination of their minds. By believing they can enter His presence through these interpretations, fabricated by their own designs showing they supposedly understand the mysteries of the Holy Writ, they greatly erred not being the designated party, as was Moses, to hear from God and lead. As with Aaron’s declaration carried forth as a “feast to the Lord” using the Golden Calf in Exodus 32-33, on the 32nd and 33rd day since their Exodus from Egypt in 1495 BCE, here in Daniel’s day, 539 – 537 BCE, this mindset manifested again as a fabricated Persian-King-Messiah decreeing a return to Jerusalem, clearly out of sync with the Law and Prophets and rejected by Israel’s divinely approved Prophet, Daniel, even as the Golden Calf was rejected by Moses.
We will find as we move on in the history of Israel, how the Zionist State in league with Revived Rome / UN / USA and its control over the Arab nations between the rivers Nile and Euphrates of the Holy land, since 1948/1967, establishes a modern Golden Calf whereby the world is deceived to believe “surely this is the promised and positive return of the Israel of God in fulfillment of the same Holy Writ.” Only upon its rejection by Messiah in the end time, the judgment rendered upon it, and its removal for proper government bringing repentance under Messiah honoring the Sovereignty of God, yields the blessings coming for which Daniel and the faithful remnant stood and awaited.
Spring, first Hebrew month, Nisan 14&15-21, Passover Week,
(March 30&31-April 5/6, 538 BCE)
Daniel’s first week of mourning,
7 total days withstood by Cyrus Messiah move,
19th Week of 70 literal Weeks
Babylonian Exodus back to Jerusalem and land.
50,000 returned to dwell in their cities
By end of summer, 538 BCE, Ezra 1:5-2:70
Early Fall, 7th Hebrew month, Tishrei 15-21, Succoth Week,
(Sept. 23/24-29/30, 538 BCE)
Daniel’s 2nd week of mourning,
14 total days withstood by Cyrus Messiah move
45th Week of 70 literal Weeks
Israel sets up altar, celebrates
Feast of Tabernacles / Succoth in Jerusalem, Ezra 3:1-7.
Spring, 1st Hebrew month, Nisan 14&15-21, Passover Week,
(March 18&19-24/25, 537 BCE)
Daniel’s 3rd week of mourning,
21 total days withstood by Cyrus Messiah move
70th Week of 70 literal Weeks
No fulfillment of Daniel 9:24-27
Yearly Expectation of Deliverance
Spring and Fall Holy Days
Israel’s history two major events occurred. This was at the time of the spring
Passover Week, the first month, Nisan (called also Abib), 15-21, Ex 12:14-20, Lev 23:5-8. The other at the time of the
fall Feast of Tabernacles Week, the seventh month, Tishrei
15-21, Lev 23:33-44.
One – In the spring, there was the Exodus from Egypt recorded in Exodus 12 which week resulted in Israel separated from Pharaoh and Egypt, he, and his armies’ dead in the Red Sea crossing, which ended in Marah finishing that week, Ex 13-16, where, for that whole week, they ate unleavened bread in spring, 1495 BCE.
Two – In the fall, there was the dedication of the first temple in 1024 BCE, when the shekinah glory of the Lord indwelt that structure. This occurred 8 years after the foundation of the temple was laid in the fourth year of the reign of Solomon in 1016 BCE, the 480th year since the Exodus in 1495 BCE. A full reading of I Kings 6-8, reveals it was indeed during that Tabernacles Week, in the 7th month also called Succoth, recorded in II Chr 5 through 7:10.
Joel’s prophecy, centuries before the time of Daniel, in the Book of Joel, specifically Joel 2:23, promises Israel’s greatest future blessing and deliverance would come at these times. There is the time of the former, or spring rains associated with the spring harvest which is the same time as Passover, and the latter, or fall rains, associated with the fall harvest, which is the same time Solomon had the dedication of the temple. Therefore, traditionally, Messianic deliverance, as understood by Jews, causes expectation, at these two major times during each year.
Again, for clarity, we state this once more, in order to later understand the matter of Daniel fasting for 21 days. There was, in the spring, in the first month, Passover week, seven days. This was the 15th of the first month until the 21st day inclusive. In the fall in the seventh month, there was the Week of Succoth, also called the Feast of Booths or Tabernacles, seven days. This is the 15th of the seventh month until the 21st day inclusive. Both of these are feasts of the Lord prescribed by the Law of Moses to be kept according to Leviticus 23.
Daniel . . . the Odd Man Out
There were three
distinct occasions of Daniel’s concern and fasting, once Zionists acted to
return via the initial Decree by Cyrus made in fall of 539 BCE:
One – during the spring Passover week, 538 BCE, followed by
Two – the fall Week of Tabernacles that same year, and finally
Three – the spring Passover week of 537
Daniel remained in mourning for the three holy weeks during this period, according to Dan 10:2. This was the same time of the year, in the spring of 539 BCE earlier, when he had first sought and received his answer of the 70 Weeks Prophecy recorded in Dan 9:24-27. He also characterizes these three weeks additionally in Dan 10:13 as, “the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days.”
3 Separate Weeks Spring – Fall – Spring
Many, in brief consideration of Daniel 10, have erred believing this fast is a 21-day-long, continued fast with no breaks. Such is not the case, whereby those of familiarity with what is stated above in the previous paragraphs, who have rightly studied the Law and the Prophets in depth, will not make that blunder. They know it is the Feasts of the Lord as recorded in Leviticus 23 and the weeks associated with the spring and the fall Holy Days respectively, where Israel looked for blessing every year, that bring understanding to Daniel’s mourning and fast for THREE WEEKS OR TWENTY-ONE DAYS, as recorded in Daniel 10.
Spring, 1st Hebrew month,
Nisan 24, 3rd day after Passover Week
(March 27/28, 537 BCE)
Daniel’s Answer, Help and Understanding
Given by Michael, Daniel 10:4-21
This is our
last entry here of our chronological order. This is two full days after the 70
Weeks literal attempt by the Zionists using Cyrus as their Messianic figure,
has failed, not producing Daniel 9:24, “finish
the transgression, and to make an end to sins, and to make reconciliation for
iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision
and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.” This is not to mention that as
far as any rebuilding of anything, they had only managed to build an altar.
According to Ezra 3:8, in the second month of
537 BCE, it was only
AFTER their interpretation of the prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 had failed, did
they start any serious building. Any
building after that was fraught with constant delays, and even a cessation of
building altogether as seen in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah.
Explicitly NOT the Final Promised Exodus of Jeremiah 23:2-8
This was certainly not the Exodus that was promised in Jeremiah 23:2-8 whereby the 1495 BCE Exodus under Moses is stated to be so eclipsed that Israel would no longer hold to that original Exodus as supreme, due to the deliverance given that was to come with the final Exodus and return in the end time of Israel’s rebirth. Therefore, on the third day, after the last or 70th literal week had ended, Nisan 21, and on the 24th day of the first month in spring of 537 BCE, Nisan 24, according to Daniel 10:4-21, Daniel is brought an answer, help and understanding by Michael, as stated in verse 13, “Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me.” This is the same day as in the original Exodus from Egypt when Moses ascended into Mt. Sinai, just before sundown, to receive from God on Nisan 24, the 10th day out from Egypt.
The Special Document: The Golden Calf Incident completely, day by day, depicts and explains the Exodus journey in 1495 BCE CORRECTLY, and shows where Israel first began to deviate in their Machiavellian – “the end or goal in mind justifies ANY means to reach that goal” mindset. Although targeted to Judaism’s Oral Torah traditions, Jewish Kabbalists, and those adherents to the Second Century CE Zohar teachings of Shimon bar Yochai, Christendom and even Islam are included in the deviations addressed in this document. Thus, it is worthy of reading it completely, where one will see the entire Exodus journey has been under a false teaching all along in all three stems back to the Faith of Abraham – Judaism – Christianity – Islam. It exposes those roots of wrong interpretation, subtractions, and additions respectively, the damage done to the written Word of God passed on through the centuries, which brought the lack of proper understanding made clear only today, by Michael the Great Prince, the only authority over the Scriptures of Truth, Daniel 10:21.
Replacing Pronouns with Nouns
Unraveling the Maze of Daniel 10 and 11
We will now begin to unravel, as given by Michael, the maze of pronouns here in Dan 10 and later Dan 11 in particular. Here we will quote the biblical passage in italics and then in normal print, bold face, within parenthesis clarify it with an actual subject or comment. Any extensive comments will be presented in a separate paragraph in regular print.
10:1 In the third year of Cyrus
king of Persia (spring, 537 BCE, from Nisan 24,
March) a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name
was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was
long: and he understood the thing and had understanding of
At this time:
First, there was the move by the Zionists to literally interpret 70
Weeks of 24-hour days using Cyrus as the Messiah to decree a return to
Jerusalem. Second, there was Daniel’s concern for understanding all that
had gone before. This included the 70 years of Jer 25:1-11
and Jer 29:10-14 coming to an end, according to the
probationary time given in the Law of Moses in Lev 26:14-17, and the additional Seven Times
more now being enforced of Lev 26:18-39, “the time appointed was long.”
This was additionally seen in that, there was the dream of Nebuchadnezzar of Dan Chapter 2, and Daniel’s visions of Chapters 7 and 8.
All this was in combination with the recent takeover of Babylon by the
Persian Empire, by summer of 539 BCE. Finally, there was the consideration of
the TRUE meaning of the 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 9, received earlier when
still under Babylonian rule, bringing the question:
By whom, at what time, and how would Israel’s final deliverance come, called among other terms, “The Redemption”?
and he (Daniel) understood the thing and had understanding of the vision.
This statement is AFTER the answer, help and understanding came via Michael. What follows is the account of the giving of that answer, help, and understanding by Michael to Daniel. That account starts here with verse 2.
10:2 In those days, I, Daniel was mourning three full weeks (Passover Week – spring 538 BCE, Tabernacles Week – fall 538 BCE, and Passover Week – spring 537 BCE).
10:3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
10:4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month (on the third day, and two days after, 70 literal weeks ended with Passover Week, spring 537 BCE, the same day in the original Exodus that Moses ascended Mt. Sinai to receive instruction directly from God), as I (Daniel) was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
10:5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man (Michael) clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
10:6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in color to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude (Same person described in Rev 1:13-15).
10:7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. (Notice this experience of Daniel as compared to Saul’s Damascus Road experience in Acts 9. It is the same person that spoke to Saul (Apostle Paul). The person is called “Lord” and identifies himself as “Jesus.” For further consideration of this identification one can consult the following compilation of verses from the Bible and the comments of those who understood this subject in the 1600’s PRIOR to the many commentaries submitted to the public from those who ventured into Daniel in the 1800’s with their guesses and unauthorized teachings.)
10:8 Therefore I (Daniel) was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I (Daniel) retained no strength.
10:9 Yet heard I (Daniel) the voice of his words: and when I (Daniel) heard the voice of his words, then was I (Daniel) in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
10:10 And, behold, a hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
10:11 And he (Michael) said unto me (Daniel), O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I (Michael) speak unto thee (Daniel) and stand upright: for unto thee (Daniel) am I (Michael) now sent. And when he (Michael) had spoken this word unto me (Daniel), I stood trembling.
10:12 Then said he (Michael) unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day (This was the first day of his mourning, beginning the first day of the Passover Week, Nisan 15, in the spring of 538 BCE) that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I (Michael) am come for thy words.
10:13 But the prince (Cyrus) of the kingdom of Persia withstood me (Daniel) one and twenty days (These were the three weeks of mourning, spring 538, fall 538, spring 537, waiting for the 70 literal Weeks fulfillment to be proven in error as Daniel already knew, personally, it definitely was.): but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me (Daniel); and I (Daniel) remained there with the kings of Persia. (The words “remained with the kings of Persia” is Daniel’s statement to the effect that he did not go in the Exodus from Babylon to Jerusalem, knowing this move was in error.)
Unauthorized Venturing Again:
Turning the Truth into a Lie Making
Foolishness and Fable Out of the Word of God
here, to interject the exposure of another error made by those who intruded
into this particular chapter, Daniel 10, before the time, in order to render
their unauthorized interpretations. Verse 13 as to the pronoun “me,” in its
first occurrence, has been assumed to mean Michael, and not Daniel. Also “the
prince of the kingdom of Persia” has been interpreted to mean some spirit or
demonic representation of Satan, leaving the word “withstood” to be interpreted
as a preposterous battle or struggle in ethereal realms of a supposed, unseen
dimension or world. This is an excellent example of turning the spiritual truth
of the Bible and God into a lie and foolishness according to Rom 1:25, I Cor 2:14 and II Tim
In truth, it was the rebellious move of the Zionists opposing Daniel, as they interpreted and ran with a false view of the 70 Weeks Prophecy, against Daniel’s understanding. Thus, they supported Cyrus as the Messiah which withstood Daniel and his knowledge that it was in error, in the wrong attitude lacking repentance and full understanding, and needed further answer from God before they could proceed as they did.
10:14 Now I (Daniel) am come to make thee (Israel) understand what shall befall thy people (Israel) in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
10:15 And when he (Michael) had spoken such words (the “such words” that cause Daniel’s repulsion and weakness are what Michael revealed which Daniel summed up in the statement to Israel “for yet the vision is for MANY days”) unto me (Daniel), I set my face toward the ground, and I (Daniel) became dumb.
10:16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I (Daniel) opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him (Michael) that stood before me (Daniel), O my lord (Michael), by the vision my (Daniel) sorrows are turned upon me, and I (Daniel) have retained no strength.
10:17 For how can the servant of this my lord (Michael) talk with this my lord (Michael)? for as for me (Daniel), straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
10:18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
10:19 And said, O man (Daniel) greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he (Michael) had spoken unto me, I (Daniel) was strengthened, and said, let my lord speak; for thou (Michael) hast strengthened me (Daniel).
10:20 Then said he (Michael), Knowest thou (Daniel) wherefore I (Michael) come unto thee (Daniel)?
To hear that
his fears were confirmed, “by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me,” that
the judgment of Lev 26:18-39 had indeed come upon Israel, or “that
the vision is for MANY days,” as he stated in introduction to this
record of the answer from Michael, devastated Daniel. It was so disturbing that
it was beyond Daniel’s physical ability to stand and continue until he was
strengthened and helped by Michael telling him further information. Michael
assured Daniel, as we see in the end of this full answer beginning with Daniel
11 and ending in Daniel 12, that he would stand in his lot in the last days. He
would be proven to be correct, having stood with the truth that would EVENTUALLY
bring the deliverance for which he and the faithful, down through time, have
awaited. As a result, Daniel was renewed in vigor to continue to stand against
the Zionists’ move behind the prince of Persia.
Hope By Continuing in Service to God and Waiting:
Therefore, as stated onward from the last half of verse 20 below, Daniel then relates to Israel through this record of Daniel 11 and 12, how they would continue on, after the failed Cyrus Deception, through many centuries to come. They would come under the rule of the prince of Greece and others beyond, after Daniel’s death. Eventually their rebellion, established in the “glorious holy mountain” would come to its end in Daniel 11:45, when in Daniel 12:1 the one who had delivered this information to Daniel, Michael the Great Prince, would stand and bring the promised redemption at the time of the end, confirming all for which Daniel had stood and said in this record called “The Book of Daniel.”
and now will I (Daniel) return to fight with the prince of Persia:
Strengthened with this additional information and understanding, Daniel would then further show this move was in error, “fight with the prince of Persia” and this forced move, by giving the understanding just received from Michael, revealing the events of the LONG period of time now before Israel. The “Seven Times more” of Lev 26:18, was now started and transpiring, right then during the spring of 537 BCE, when the 70 years of Lev 26:14-17, and Jer 25:1-11 and 29:10-14 were completed. Israel had invoked this follow up judgment of the Law of Moses, by their lack of repentance and lack of understanding during the probationary period. They then topped it off in the last year, of those 70 years, spring 538 through spring 537 BCE, by this impulsive, Zionist, unauthorized return. Daniel proceeds to unfold this long period, as stated earlier “the vision is for MANY days.” He gives details of its events in Chapter 11-12, as related to him by Michael, starting back from the takeover by the Medo-Persia Empire in 539 BCE, the first year of Darius the Mede, the subordinate, and ruler under Cyrus, King of Persia.
and when I (Daniel) am gone forth (have died), lo, the prince of Grecia (Greek Empire conquered City of Babylon in 333 BCE) shall come.
10:21 But I (Daniel) will show thee (Israel) that (the presentation in Chapter 11-12) which is noted in the scripture of truth:
These are the scriptures, already given in the links above, inclusive of, but not limited to, the consequences of the breach of Lev 26:17 and 18, Jer 25:1-12, Jer 29:10-14, the kingdoms and events depicted in Dan 2, Dan 7 and 8 as they fit with the true understanding of the 70 Weeks Prophecy of Dan 9, and how these scriptures and events transpire in detail over the coming centuries unto the time of the end, bringing understanding to all the Law and the Prophets.
and there is none that holds with me (Daniel) in these things, but Michael your (Israel’s) prince. (Michael is the only one authorized to give the meaning to this presentation and the scriptures of truth, even as HE was the one that delivered the same to Daniel in the first place.)
The Day of the Lord
answer from Michael on Nisan 24, spring of 537 BCE, after the 70 Weeks literal
interpretation of 490 days had failed, Daniel was brought into the
understanding as to the events called the Day of the Lord or that time in which
the Lord would appear. This is very similar in nature to the revelation as it
was given to John on the Isle of Patmos. He saw the final consummation in the Lord’s Day or Day of the Lord. Again, he was given
his answer by the very party that answers all questions and brings the peace
that passes all understanding, not only to the individual, but to the entire
world. One need only read the account of the person called Michael in Daniel 10
and 12 in comparison with the one speaking from among the candlesticks in Rev 1 and standing over the river in Rev 10, to see it is again Michael, even
So, it is the same with Daniel, he is in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day or as to the Day of the Lord and the events at that time as they occur relative to the Lord’s appearing in finality. Daniel desired answers concerning himself, his people Israel, and the practical results of the final end. He is answered by Gabriel’s words in Chapter 8 and 9. He is answered in totality of understanding, with the exception of Daniel 12:4 to the end of 12, by Michael in Daniel 10, which understanding is related by Daniel through Chapters 11 unto Chapter 12:3. In 12:4 Michael picks back up directly to finish out his discourse with Daniel, giving more information, but no clear understanding. Daniel keeps pressing him for understanding but is told to go his way because the words are sealed until the time of the end. It is hence today we CAN understand having that “time of the end,” currently manifested whereby this presentation can bring understanding with those events finished.
Regarding Daniel’s understanding of Michael’s answer to Daniel, as given in Chapter 11 through Chapter 12:3, it is clear that the pronouns and subjects are very ambiguous. So indeed, according to Daniel 12:4, the book was still sealed and revealed only by the one designated to so reveal it; the only one that knows how to identify the particular subject or party to which those pronouns refer, thus clarifying the puzzle that has baffled many for centuries, Michael the Great Prince of Daniel 10:21 and 12:1-4.
Counting from Persia Onward, NOT from Babylon
On the 24th
day, two days after that Passover week of 537 BCE, according to Daniel 10:4,
this whole Cyrus move proving to be a colossal flop and unblessed by God, Daniel received the vision concerning Michael
and the proper outline of events depicting the mandated “Seven Times more” judgment
of Lev 26:18, “time appointed is
long,” Daniel 10:1. It is clear, upon analyzing history as
compared to Daniel’s delineation in Chapter 11 and 12 that those events take us
well into the 20th century and time of the ten toes, Daniel 2, ten horns,
Daniel 7, even the Arab nations between the two great rivers of the Holy Land.
The following are verified as truth and fact on the ground by hindsight 20 / 20, after Messiah is the government in Jerusalem, all mysteries finished, Rev 10:7, I Cor 13:12. This “Seven Times more” beginning spring of 537 BCE, was predicated upon the rebellious move of the Zionists, the last two years of the Babylonian Captivity, 539 – 537 BCE in opposition to the proper counsel of their proven Prophet Daniel. The time of its end yields a proper placing of the events after that undetermined time running well into the 20th Century to 1984, properly placing the ensuing events delineated in the Book of Daniel.
So again, in
summary and conclusion to this portion of our discourse, we now look at the
details and empires of the Times of the Gentiles, as the judgment against the
rebellious Zionists in Israel. They had failed to fulfill the contract terms of
the probationary judgment, 70 years, 607 – 537 BCE of Lev 26:17, Jer
25:1-12 as well as Jer 29:10-14, failing to repent of their iniquity
and the iniquity of their fathers. That particular iniquity of their fathers was
their failure to depend upon the Sovereignty of God rather than their
self-determinate actions to then enter an unrighteous league with the Gentile
Empires over Israel, in order to accomplish their deliverance. This is
clearly defined once again when they approached Cyrus for their early release.
Therefore, the further clause in Lev 26:18, was then invoked and executed.
It has run from spring 537 BCE, the Persian Empire, past the 1948 / 67 Six Day
War and well into the Zionist league with Revived Rome / UN / USA. It was
terminated at 2520 years, 7 x 360, by spring 1984 to fall 1987, the Last Half
of Daniel’s 70th Week transpiring, via Messiah present for
deliverance, refused again at that time, bringing the Third Overturning of Ezek 21:24-27, as we go on to show.
As we will clarify further, this was indeed the “42 months” the time period when the true temple, Messiah, was there, and Jerusalem was trod under foot, trespassed upon, illegitimately dominated in wrong government of the Gentiles via their league with the Zionist State, Rev 11:1-2; 13:5. This was a wrongful extension of that 5th and final end time empire of Gentiles in rule over Israel in the Book of Daniel, which is the 7th head or empire of Rev 10-17. It brought “the judgment shall sit,” Dan 7:24-27, due to their allocated time given to the Gentiles from spring 537 BCE to 1984 CE, being now in trespass, since spring 1984 forward, once the proper government was there for deliverance, Rom 11:25-27. More on this later in our coming chapters.
The Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar,
The Probationary Period of Leviticus 26:14-17,
Is NOT Part of the 7 Times of the Gentiles
Let us, as another side thought here, repeat our warning against a misallocation of the puzzle pieces, in the late 1800s and early 1900s when it was devised. This view did not keep the focal point of attention between the rivers Euphrates and the Nile according to Gen 15:18. A short view of these things left those propounding this doctrine to interpret the Times of the Gentiles as being from 607/606 BCE. They did not see Lev 26:14-17 properly as the probationary period of 70 years so qualified by Jer 25 and 29. Using the king’s dream in Daniel Chapter 4 and its fulfillment, as their sole guide as to when to START the countdown of 7 x 360 = 2520, they included the Babylonian Empire as part of this countdown. THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE IS NOT A PART OF THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES. This is clear from Daniel’s concern and answer AFTER the Babylonian Empire was taken over by the Medo-Persian Empire.
As additional support in the scriptures of the Prophets as to this time period, let us consider Hos 3:4-5.
4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:
5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days.
According to the words many days, of Hos 3:4-5, which mirrors the Torah mandate of 7 Times of Lev 26:18, Israel would be without a King. Babylon ruled over Israel, but Israel’s legitimate, bloodline king was still present and seated at a place of honor at the table of the King of Babylon.
31 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison.
32 And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon,
33 And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat bread before him all the days of his life.
34 And for his diet, there was a continual diet given him of the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.
Therefore, again we state the Times of the Gentiles is counted from the spring 537 BCE through spring 1984, when Messiah returned in secret to deal solely with the leadership of Israel, that record now made public in our later chapters.
In Chapter 5, we will again go to an overview perspective from this time of Daniel through the general concept of Five Empires ruling Israel from his time forward. Here we will bring in the Book of Revelation. That record of 7 Empires extends back two empires previous to Babylon, depicted as 7 heads on the Beast out of the Sea, Rev 13. Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, and finally Revived Rome / UN / USA. Later from there, we will consider our entry into Daniel Chapter 11, while returning to Daniel 2, 7, and 8 where appropriate, in order to bring enlightenment through Michael’s ministry to Israel concerning the details of the 7 Times of the Gentiles, Lev 26:18, Dan 10:1. We will consider how they have transpired with the various kingdoms and events that Daniel was shown that marked the transpiration of this time through the years. Moreover, we will give demarcation of events in Dan 7 and Dan 11 concerning 1948 and 1967 CE in the Holy Land.
Let us now
move on to another large overview, Chapter 5, an
extension of the Preface and Overview introducing Chapters 1-4.